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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

dentistwa-logoUpdate 9th May, 2020

Following the news from the National Cabinet and the Australian Dental Association of WA, we have moved to Level 1 restrictions for dentistry.

This change means more Australians can get the treatment and care they need and get back to seeing their dentist for routine treatment and not just urgent treatment.

This announcement gives dentists the ability to perform all dental treatments using standard precautions for people who do not meet epidemiological or clinical risks for COVID-19.

We shall continue to observe and implement our additional, strict protocols and infection control procedures as a duty of care to our patients.

We look forward to welcoming patients back to the Practice and seeing you all.


At Dentist WA Canning Vale the well being of our patients and staff is our top priority. As an QIP accredited dental practice we already adhere to the strictest infection control outside of a hospital environment. We’ve implemented the following additional measures as part of our ongoing efforts to lower risk to patients and staff –

  • Introduced air purifiers into our waiting areas. These are ‘HEPA’ rated and are capable of reducing airborne virus and bacterial particles in addition to pollutants such as smoke and other volatile chemicals. These will be running 24 hrs a day for the foreseeable future.
  • Strengthened our already stringent cleaning regime – all communal surfaces such as door handles, chairs, kid’s area and bathrooms are sanitised by our staff hourly.
  • Social distancing measures introduced.
  • Temporarily removed kids toys and magazines.
  • Hand sanitiser stations throughout the surgery and Patients are asked to sanitise hands on arrival
  • Patients are asked to wash their hands again in the rooms prior to treatment.
  • Introduced a questionnaire to determine patients with interstate or overseas travel in the past 14 days, flu-like symptoms or close contact with high risk patients.
  • Patients who meet these criteria are asked to reschedule for a minimum of 2 weeks.
  • Temperature check for staff and patients before entering the building.
  • Effective 09/05/2020 we move back down to ADA LEVEL 1 RESTRICTIONS

Level 1 Restrictions once again allow all dental treatments to be performed on patients who do not meet the criteria for COVID-19 infection transmission.

 

Before your appointment:

  • Please take your temperature at home before attending the practice. If your temperature is 37.5 Celsius or above, please call the practice to discuss or reschedule your appointment.
  • Wash your hands with soap thoroughly.
  • Call the practice if you have developed any flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing since we last checked in with you.
  • Where possible we ask that you attend your appointment by yourself.
  • When you arrive at the practice you can choose to check in as normal at reception or call the practice and stay in the car and call us. We may ask you to wait in your car to allow for social distancing requirements (currently 2m x 2m).
  • If you are waiting in the car we will call you when the dentist is ready to bring you straight into the room.

These are unprecedented circumstances and our guidance may change regularly, please recheck this page prior to attending your appointment.

Thank you again for your patience and continued support during this time of community uncertainty. We are here for you not only as health care professionals but also as members of the local community.

For additional guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) visit healthywa.wa.gov.au/coronavirus

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